Updated: Mar 18
I really didn’t want to post much about this and feed into the hysteria... but shit is getting real for all of us with the world pretty much shutting down.
Unfortunately, I have to fly tomorrow to visit my grandfather who fell extremely ill. It was a cost benefit analysis I did for myself and here’s why I am going despite the pandemic; he may not be alive next week, he asked to see me, he raised me and was my father figure growing up. Unless domestic flights are canceled I will be going.
We all need to chill a bit about the coronavirus; I get that’s not a helpful comment and I get the anxiety, believe me I do... but all it does is cause panic and suppress your immune system.
In all honesty I’m more concerned with the scarcity mindset that plagues society currently than the virus itself. Why? The ripple effect in the economy that is going to take place will impact far more of us than those who will contract the virus.
With that said, it’s extremely important not to ignore the virus as nothing, either, since you could easily be contagious vector that interacts with people who have a weaker immune system than you do.
If you know any elderly around you, then offer to help with their grocery shopping or take some time to talk to them. They have weak immune systems, so travel may not be ideal, and the social isolation only serves to weaken their immune system further.
Bring them food.
Teach them how to use Skype/FaceTime.
Don’t take more than you need. Remember the elderly and immunocompromised people can’t travel long distances to stock up.
Operating from a fear based mindset makes everyone irrational and we need rationality during trying times.
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱:
Both alcohol and extreme or prolonged dieting/exercise also weakens the immune system, so those are best avoided if you are worried about being infected.
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗱𝗱:
Sleep and minding our circadian rhythms. It’s hard to sleep with anxiety and lack of movement (many gyms are closed). But it’s essential to keep your body in good condition. Meditation, walking, body weight workouts, and some binaural beats are helpful here.
Some supplements that can help ensure your immune system is running optimally:
Garlic (600-1200 mg/d)
Vitamin C (1-2 g/d)
Lysine (3 g/d)
Zinc (15 mg/d)
Vitamin D (whatever maintains sufficient vitamin D status)
Turkey tail mushroom (at least 1 g/d)
Olive leaf (500-1000 mg/d)
Elderberry (700-900 mg/d)
Echinacea (900-1500 mg/d)
In the video below, we go it far greater detail about this topic and the supplements.
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